DNA of a CFOWhat does it take to become a Finance Director?
The Dutch financial director rarely mentions experience as the most important reason for success. A proactive attitude and strong people skills are the essential characteristics for a good CFO.
DNA of a CFO (Financial Director)
What are the key findings?
- CFO's are often men (84%) older than 45 (69%)
A Financial Director is usually experienced; 46% have been in the business for more than 20 years
- Experience abroad
83% believe that the experience gained abroad has made a valuable contribution to the career
90% of the respondents think that operations is the most important part to work with as a financial department
36% would like to find themselves in a greater role as Financial Directors in the future
- Tip for the next generation
73% says to develop people management skills